The churches & economic issues

Brian Lawrence

brian lawrence 2_optDrawing on his expertise as chair of the Australian Catholic Council for Employment Relations, Brian Lawrence indicates the extent and professionalism of Catholic involvement in economic policy in Australia, as informed by a long but at times neglected tradition of Catholic social thought and activism.

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  1. Brian Lawrence’s article is a welcome reminder about the significance of Catholic social thought in support of just wages for workers and for human rights in general. We are all familiar with the many practical efforts to promote human dignity through schools, hospitals and welfare organisations of all sorts, over many centuries in fact. Yet there is also much tokenism among Christians, and perhaps even intellectual laziness, in not developing more persuasively in the public arena the implications of faith and social policy. This is not a call to a new moral imperialism, but to stretch ourselves in promoting full human development for everyone in our community, and beyond.

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